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Khalifa greets Presidents on anniversaries
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of greetings to President of Slovenia Borut Pahor, in recognition of his country’s national day anniversary. Similar cables were sent to President Pahor by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces His
   
President awards French ambassador
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has bestowed the Order of Independence, First Class, on Michel Miraillet, French Ambassador to the UAE, in recognition of his efforts during his tenure in the state, which contributed to the development and strengthening of the friendly relations and cooperation between the UAE and France in all fields. During a ceremony held at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi,
 
 
UAE youth volunteer for 5,000 hours
ABU DHABI: Youths in the UAE performed 5,000 hours of volunteer work, locally and internationally, during the Holy Month of Ramadan, operating under the theme, “Our Solidarity is Our Responsibility, in its 14th edition. The volunteering programme was undertaken, following an initiative by the Zayed Giving Initiative, Dar Al Ber Society, Sharjah Charity House, Saudi German Hospitals Group, and Emirates Volunteering Centre, in co-
   
Arab expats savour essence of Eid
SHARJAH: Ahlan be El Eid – “Hello Eid” – is a well-known phrase used by Muslims in welcoming and celebrating Eid. Eid Al Fitr is a special occasion that marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, a month of worshipping and doing charitable acts and lending a supportive hand to the needy people while truly feeling and alleviating their suffering. It’s a time when benevolent chores are accomplished to win God’s satisfaction and
 
 
UAE: Where caring crosses frontiers
SHARJAH: The Gulf region has witnessed a long-standing tradition of brotherly coexistence between all religions and faiths, particularly here in the UAE, where diverse religions share a common platform of peace, love and unity. The three pillars are considered as one of the strongest facts that is testimony to what kind of country the UAE is. As 2017 has been declared the Year of Giving, generosity and sharing have a special
   
Ugandans delight in Eid with special treats
SHARJAH: As Muslims across the globe mark the completion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Ugandan expats cherished the month as a period of moral education. “This Eid Al Fitr doubles as a special celebration for successfully completing my first fast season,” says Ismael Kabugo, 35, a spare parts dealer. “Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam that I feared most whenever I thought about becoming a Muslim. “This has been my first
 
 
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